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Clothes tips by moni158 Clothes tips by moni158
In a way clothes are the same as hair, there is no exact way to draw it. Just takes a lot of practice.

First things first, apply gravity, the clothes will always be hanging downwards unless they’re in a vacuum, moving or there is wind.

If you want the clothes tight, they should hug the contours of the body. The clothes will stretch on the thicker parts and have less wrinkles, on the parts that taper down, the clothes will start to bunch up and cling.

Different fabrics will behave differently some are more stiff, some are softer, and some are elastic.

For loose clothes, try to pinpoint the part that stick out the most, the clothes will drape from there, e.g. top of the shoulders, chest, arms.

When adding layers of clothes keep in mind the thickness of each garment, since they will build up with each one added.

Some good ways to understand how fabrics behave is to draw clothes out of a magazine or draw your bed cover. Once you have a general understanding it’s easy to apply.

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ann47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   General Artist
this is  very  useful for my practices of draw ;D 
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Nashazie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this!
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BlackTeaGRL Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Picking up my character drawing again and I have a couple people I want in action shots so this will help along the way, definitely! Glad I found this :D Thank you!
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N-tellect-status Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Writer
You are solving all of my drawing problems
I am eternally grateful
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dysio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I like this its really helpfull.
Thx.
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reddragon122100 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my glob I love you right now! Thank you!
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ElectricEureka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This helps so much! Thanks for sharing.
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Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This can also be very useful.  Thanks again! :D
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Flooi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have been told I draw fabrics really well, to bad I'm not much good in the other areas xD
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I finally got a new sketch pad, so I'll be practicing T^T
I could really use the practice

thanks for the tips, I  hadn't thought of the magazine thing before♥
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FrostedEmber Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I always put either too many creases/wrinkles or too many, or I don't know where to put them. :/
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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your tutorials, thanks
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yasermohavi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Base color is with hard brush what about shading and highlights ? (hard or soft brush)
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ChioCharmwily Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist
:dance: These are really helpful! It would be awesome if you did one on how to color/shade clothing, as well! I think that's something a lot of artists struggle with, too. 
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missZoid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
thanks for the tips. I like that you added the fold types, that's so useful :)
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yooci Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much QwQ
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
These are some pretty good references here. :)
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wolfik007 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you! These your guides are exactly what I was looking for such a long time!
(just don't be surprised by me faving each second one ;-) )
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shadow-paint Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
drawings with folds in clothing, depending on the position of the hands - great help, thank you :thanks:
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Awakened5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks again!:D
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dragonprincess0001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
And also where you are doing sketches like this and the faces are smaller how do you fit in the eyes?
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dragonprincess0001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Oh and a.. Thanks
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dragonprincess0001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Ummm...can't get the folds and I was wondering how you decide where to put the creases.
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nonecansee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist
While this already shows a good set of examples on how creases are formed on clothes, if you want to get a first-hand experience, you can look in a mirror and see how your shirts/dresses/pants/shorts/draped cloth/etc. makes creases when you do certain poses.

Good luck with your future endeavors! :shamrock:
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Helpful as always!
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Gemini-two Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
awesome!!!
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moonlite39 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
You ar a A-pick drawer :) %u2022U%u2022
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Obizyanko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
this one is awesome :) thank you!
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Silencedsongbird Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This is really helpful :D
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BaltinaBlackS Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
OH! GREAT TIPS! THANKS!
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Hinata-Takeover Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful!
Um.
Also if it doesn't bother you, could you do a request on fabric materials like silk and cotton?
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EngelicArts Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dude I love you! All of these are all the things I've always wanted to perfect in my art. Thank You!
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BookwormBrat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Wow.
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SAMURAITCW Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
These will be very useful for a poster I'm working on this week.
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theanimegirlaka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
likey
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ElphabaTheDelerious Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for all the tips and tutorials. I'm really looking to improve my work and this should help a lot.
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oliviawuzhere123 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your tutorials are the most helpful thing in the whole world :)
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The-Lonely-Man Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Fav for future reference! I like the list of typical folds in the bottom corner!
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Franzinot Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thaks for the tips...
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Bboy-Theory Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is sweet stuff man
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cherry-yukai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This thing really helps a LOT! :dummy: Thanks for uploading it!
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UnSpirited Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, this helped me out a lot!
Best tips I found so far~ :la::la:
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BikuRaiBaki Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
…ur a freakin genius!!!! thnx
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PaKunJr Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOHHH !! FOLD TYPES !!

Gonna try it immediately !
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Eeveelutions-Leafeon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....THIS.
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cLoverWine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
this will be very helpfull ^_^
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ChocoUsa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist
So helpful! Thank you!
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XArtisticlyCrazyX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
u dont know how much this is helpn me out thanks dude/dudet doesnt really say on ur profile but thanks a bunch im lookin foward to more
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animerulez12460 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
The things I need the most help are poses and hand positions...I've always had trouble with hands but I've been getting better..
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